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OBC

Fault Lines and False Notes

Communal resentment still simmers in volatile western UP and no party is averse to harvesting it

Who Will Catch the Rainbow?

The fragmentation of the OBC vote

A Conspiracy of Yadavs

After blatantly favouring one caste in government appointments, the judiciary comes calling at Akhilesh Yadav’s doorstep

Why Patels Can’t Complain

An unjustified demand for reservations by a dominant group has engulfed Gujarat in a caste struggle for power

JATS: BACKWARD FORWARD

The Supreme Court decision to take Jats off the Central OBC list means that the Jats of Bharatpur and Dholpur districts don’t get the benefit of reservations that others of the community do in Rajasthan

Without Land or Leader

The revival of Congress now is far more difficult than it has ever been

It’s a political gimmick

Reservation does not spell prosperity for its avowed beneficiaries

The End of Mandal Politics

It ruled the cow belt for two decades but is now headed for oblivion. An analysis of a social revolution that went wrong

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